While hidden forces in the upper class grew steadily, the same could be said of the issues brewing in the lower class.
As the night deepened, dark clouds hovered around the moon. Soon, the sky plunged into complete darkness.
Under the lights, Fabien pulled out a refitted medicine box. After he took ten pills according to the order, his originally ashen face slowly turned rosy. Then, he placed a small porcelain jar on the table.
When he opened the lid and reached into the jar, he felt a movement in his sleeves.
Soon, a rainbow-pattern serpent as thin as a stick peeked its head out and hissed at him. Slowly, it climbed onto the flowerpot and into the jar. Then, it began enjoying the food inside.
After the serpent passed by the pot, the plant inside began to wilt at a rate visible to the naked eye. On the other hand, he watched the scene with satisfaction.
At that moment, the wind began to pick up outside the window, causing the leaves and branches to sway. Then, five figures slowly emerged from behind Fabien.
“Why are you late?” Sensing the movement behind him, he questioned.
Though Fabien’s voice was calm, the five people instantly fell to their knees.
One of them explained in a trembling voice, “Master, we were late because we were hunted down on the way…”
After hearing that, he scrunched his brows in dissatisfaction. “Why don’t you kill them, then? Do I still have to teach you such trivial matters after spending all my resources and energy training you? You should be well aware of my character after training with me for so long. I never waste time training useless trash.”
As soon as he finished his sentence, the serpent in the jar seemed to sense Fabien’s dismay.
Within the blink of an eye, it had slithered its way up to his owner’s shoulder and hissed at the other five people.
At the sight of the rainbow devil’s serpent, the five people felt their scalps turn numb. After years of training under their master, they knew how deadly the snake could be.
As long as he issued the command, the serpent could quickly eliminate all five. Instantaneously, they felt their palms begin to sweat.
Then, one of the women stutter-talked her way out of death. “M-Master, it’s not that we don’t want to kill, but the chaser was…”
Before she could finish her sentence, a rustle sounded from the windows.
“You don’t have to ask them. I was the one who hunted them down!”
Looking in the direction of the voice, they saw a beautiful figure standing on top of the windowsill. A gigantic sword was slung over her shoulders as she hopped down from the windowsill.
After landing on the ground lightly, she entered the house.
At that moment, Fabien grinned when the light shone on her face.
“Hi, Freya… Long time no see.” He eventually realized why his subordinates dared not counterattack.
Freya Green turned out to be the chaser, and she also used to be his junior who trained alongside him.
“How has Master Heath been lately? Is he still well?”
At the mention of the unrivaled swordsman, her expression sank. “You’ve long been expelled by Master Heath. Aren’t you embarrassed about calling his name?!”
Even though she didn’t know why he was expelled, she disliked her senior, who had betrayed their master.
Freya recalled that Fabien was already one of Master Heath’s disciples when she first joined. Ever since their first meeting, she realized that her senior had always looked sick.
From time to time, he would clutch his chest and cough violently.
What everyone didn’t expect was that due to Fabien’s appearance and illness, Master Heath valued him.
Among her seniors, Master Heath took bias in Fabien. He even publicly praised Fabien for having the most experience and qualifications in martial arts. Even more unsettling was that he was not only extraordinarily talented in martial arts but also possessed remarkable talents in medicine.